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Hospitals staff take on Europe for charity

Published 27/06/2014
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Two of Derby Hospitals’ staff are to run through nine countries in 24 hours to help people with motor neurone disease.

James Realey, an apprentice in Finance and Bev Baxter, a Clinical Nurse Specialist, both run with the Shelton Striders Running Club, members of which will be running a marathon distance, 5 kilometres in 9 different countries all within 24 hours.

The 24 hours non-stop effort begins in Belgium and continues to Holland, Germany, Luxembourg, France, Switzerland, Liechtenstein , Austria, ending in Italy .

James said: “A quote that has always inspired me is – ‘however slow you go, remember you are lapping everyone on the couch!’ I’m really looking forward to the challenge.”

Bev said: “A marathon spread over 9 European countries in 24 hours should be possible, but it has never been tried before, so anything could happen! “

The pair are making the epic journey on 27 June to raise money for the Motor Neurone Disease Association (MNDA).

The two are supporting a year-long campaign involving three men who are planning to run or cycle 2014 miles in 2014 for MNDA. Donations can be made on their page www.justgiving.com/2014in2014

Last Modified 27/06/2014